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Winter 2021 | Virtual Saturdays Pt. 2 (Feb 27-Apr 3)

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9:30 AM | Advanced Game Design with Scratch

$299

with Cara G.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 8 - 12

Learn to make 2D platformers in Scratch! In this class, you'll bring your skills to the next level as you learn to create awesome games complete with gravity, multiple levels, or even side-scrolling! Recreate your own Super Mario or Flappy Bird-style games while you explore what makes video games fun and challenging!

Set up a free account at mit.scratch.edu

9:30 AM | Advanced Redstone Engineers

$299

with Elijah L.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9 - 12

Take your Redstone skills to the next level in Minecraft! In Redstone Engineers, you've learned to create elevators, roller coasters, and more using pistons, repeaters, and dispensers, and now you'll be challenging to use your skills to create complex inventions using Redstone! From vending machines to XP banks, the only limitation is your imagination!

Download Minecraft Java Edition: https://minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition/

 

9:30 AM | Create Graphics with Python - Intermediate

$299

with Allison K.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9 - 12

You've learned the basics of python, created text-based games, and even created some simple graphics with Turtle. Now it's time to take your skills with Python to the next level by creating complex, interactive projects with Processing! Processing is a programming environment designed to make creating graphics with code fun and easy. In this class, you'll put your Python skills to the test by creating awesome graphics projects and even simple arcade games!

Download Processing for free at https://processing.org/download/

9:30 AM | Minecraft City Builders

$299

with Patrick M.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 8 - 12

What makes for the perfect city? Is it a city with no traffic? One with the tallest buildings? In that class you’ll get to design and build the perfect city… IN MINECRAFT! Students will explore cities and what they require to function. They will look at existing towns and cities and explore what could be improved. Then, they will design and build their perfect cities in Minecraft down to every detail.

 

11:30 AM | Animate 3D Models with Blender

$299

with Chase P.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 12+

Learn the basics of how movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ice Age, and more were created! Using Blender, a free and powerful 3D Animation program, students will explore the basics of modeling, lighting, and texturing 3D objects. Starting with several simple projects, students will explore the essential tools in Blender and move onto to model more complex object, like spaceships! Students can expect to complete several 3D models in this class.

Download Blender for free at https://www.blender.org/download/

11:30 AM | Create 3D Games with Unity

$299

with Patrick M.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 12+

Learn how to build a challenging platformer in 3D! Students will use Unity, a powerful game design tool, to explore what goes into the game design process. At first, the class will build a pre-designed level in their game as a group to learn the basics of Unity. Students will then get to design and build their own custom levels to add to their game. Each student will complete the class with a finished game that can be played on any computer.

Download and install Blender, Unity, and GIMP: Blender - https://www.blender.org/download/ Unity - https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download GIMP - https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

11:30 AM | Start Coding with Python (Ages 12+)

$299

with Allison K.

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2021 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 12+

Create interactive text adventure games, quizzes and more with Python. Python is an ideal starter language because it is easy to write, easy to read and is used in the real world. In fact, the entire backend of YouTube is written in Python! This class will explore data types, variables, lists, control flow, and functions. Students will start with writing simple projects to develop familiarity with the language and move onto creating interactive text-based games and even drawing with code!

 





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